Correct pronunciation of Nikon

Started Aug 28, 2006 | Discussions thread
SiPat Contributing Member • Posts: 928
Re: Correct pronunciation of Nikon

Unfortunately, some bloke (or woman) called Webster decided to re-write the (American) dictionary, and like democracy, the US wants to spread spelling and pronunciation goodies to the rest of the world. We might spell the word divorce the same way, but the original English pronunciation is "deevorce" (short "dee") not "dyevorce".

Nikon is the name of the company (and the company name appears on each of its products).

So, we should pronounce the name as the company does: "neekon" with a short "nee" not neyecon.

My tuppence worth...

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